Contract Manager – Strategic Investment (513795)

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: South of England
Categories: Engineering, Other, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Managerial, Commercial Analysis, Onshore, Commercial, Contract Management

Contract Manager – Strategic Investment (513795)

Location: Reading

Salary: £38,265 - £50,539 depending on skills and experience + car allowance

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are keeping our customers' lives comfortable, warm and well lit, no matter what. Our focus on people helps us understand the needs of the community and deliver the best service possible. We've worked on our networks for over 70 years to meet the changing needs of our customers. We are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We're powering our community.

Due to continued growth we are looking for a Contract Manager to join our Strategic Investment 5HUG Team based in our prestigious new premises in Reading, One Forbury Place, conveniently located in Reading town centre. This new location offers new flexibility in the way we work, and with this in mind, this role can be carried out splitting time between the office and either your home or another SSEN location.

The 500 Overhead line to underground (5HUG) scheme is a named RIIO ED1 OFGEM scheme, to underground 500KM of overhead line assessed to be at risk of customer interruptions caused by adverse weather or interference cause by trees and branches. As a Contract manager, you will be responsible for assisting in the management of large capital projects from initial high level scope, through detailed design and costing into the construction and closure phases. This will include managing the contractor, contract management, Quality Assurance, Quantity surveying and contract tender management.

A minimum HNC in a relevant subject is preferred, in addition to experience in this field with a DNO or a supplier to the industry. A knowledge of Project Management methodology would be advantageous. Experience and good understanding of NEC 3 Conditions needed.

You should be commercially astute with demonstrable experience delivering large projects, you will have extensive experience in working with and managing contracting partners. Previous experience in applying the Construction Design, and Management Regulations 2015 to technically complex projects would be beneficial. You will be required to manage the Delivery Partner, contract management, Quality Assurance and Quantity surveying contract and tender management; therefore, the ability to thrive under pressure is essential.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are vital and you should be comfortable liaising with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will be comfortable delivering within challenging timescales and be able to effectively prioritize, plan and balance immediate and long term business priorities. A focus on long term development, and the ability to identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements is encouraged.

If you have these skills to manage a major framework contract through the design / construction phase stage and work in an environment that is passionate about safety, innovation, teamwork and excellence in everything we do, and want to be part of one of the greatest growth industries of the 21st century, we'd like to hear from you.

For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return for being your best for our customers, you'll also enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.

Click the Apply button to submit your application, with a CV to hand; it takes no more than 10 minutes.

Good luck!

Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 26th September 2017

As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application.


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